This species occurs on Aru Island and in northern, southern, and eastern New Guinea (both Indonesia and Papua New Guinea), up to 1,100m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It lives on the floor of tropical rainforest and lowland dry forest, as well as in teak plantations. It breeds in ephemeral and permanent ponds.
It is very abundant.
There are no known threats to this species.
It occurs in several protected areas.
Red List Status
Least Concern (LC)
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, tolerance of a degree of habitat modification, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.
Stephen Richards, Rainer Günther 2004. Lechriodus melanopyga. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T57378A11615824. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T57378A11615824.en .Downloaded on 16 November 2018